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Juvederm Volbella – Lip Injections | Chantilly Plastic SurgeryVolbella is the latest addition to the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers from Allergan, Inc. Juvederm Volbella received the FDA’s approval on June 1st, 2016. Unlike most other facial cosmetic fillers, Volbella is primarily designed to enhance lip volume, improve lip contour, and help smooth the pesky upper lip lines that are a common concern for many people.

Volbella attracts less moisture after the injectable gel is administered, resulting in much reduced bruising and swelling. Furthermore, the results are longer lasting that most other facial soft tissue fillers at 12 to 14 months. Vobella’s unique Vycross molecular cross-linking technology increases its sustainability and slows down the degradation

Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) provides Juvederm Volbella to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

Areas of Correction

Juvederm Volbella filler gel can boost the lip volume, mitigate upper and lower lip lines, which are also called smoker’s lines, improve superficial smile lines, and also treat the oral commissure to help with downward turn of the mouth. Some patients may require more pervasive facial anti-aging results in different areas of the face.

In such cases, Volbella treatment may be combined with Juvederm Voluma or Juvederm Ultra, depending on the extent of volume loss to be corrected. Volbella is highly effective for the mouth area, and helps improve the more superficially etched in lines that are in a static condition. When Volbella treatment is combined with Botox or other dermal fillers from Allergan, the patient may also be eligible for attractive incentives from the manufacturer.

Post-Treatment Care

One of the advantages with Volbella is that the post-treatment downtime involved is considerably lower than other injectable fillers. This is possible because Volbella attracts less water than any other dermal filler, which minimizes the swelling and bruising.

Initial mild discomfort can be addressed with an ice pack, which will also help to lessen swelling. The patient may be required to visit the treatment provider for a follow-up appointment in two weeks.


People who are unhappy with the loss of lip volume or the appearance of upper lip lines or downward turned mouth may be the right candidates for Juvederm Volbella. The dermal filler is based on hyaluronic acid, which is fully biocompatible and requires no prior skin allergy tests to determine candidacy.

Comparison with Juvederm Ultra and Restylane

Volbella is longer lasting than Juvederm and Restylane because its mixture of high and low molecular weight in the hyaluronic acid makeup. Volbella is easier to mold, which gives it a higher degree of range in the balance of cohesiveness and elasticity.

It is smoother and easier to inject because it is less viscous, and causes less swelling and less reactionary inflammation because it draws less water than Juvederm Ultra and Restylane. Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for Volbella filler treatment.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas.

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